WorldCat Identities

Cohen, Barbara 1932-1992

Overview
Works: 66 works in 286 publications in 2 languages and 22,969 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Short stories  Biography  Baseball stories  Folklore  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Children's audiobooks  Braille books 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PZ7.C6595, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Cohen
Molly's pilgrim by Barbara Cohen( Book )

47 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told to make a doll like a pilgrim for the Thanksgiving display at school, Molly's Jewish mother dresses the doll as she herself dressed before leaving Russia to seek religious freedom--much to Molly's embarrassment
Thank you, Jackie Robinson by Barbara Cohen( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fatherless white boy, who shares with an old black man an enthusiasm for the Brooklyn Dodgers and first baseman, Jackie Robinson, takes a ball autographed by Jackie to his elderly friend's deathbed
Canterbury tales by Barbara Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several of the popular stories are retold with handsome illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. Beautiful edition of selected stories including: The Pardoner's Tale and The Wife of Bath's Tale. (Best Books for Children, 6th ed.) Several of the popular stories are retold with handsome illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. (Best Books for Young Teen Readers)
Make a wish, Molly by Barbara Cohen( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly, who recently emigrated with her family from Russia to New Jersey, learns about birthday parties and who her real friends are
Seven daughters & seven sons by Barbara Cohen( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of a traditional Arabic tale in which a young woman disguises herself as a man and opens up a shop in a distant city in order to help her impoverished family
Yussel's prayer : a Yom Kippur story by Barbara Cohen( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cowherd's simple but sincere Yom Kippur prayer is instrumental in ending the day's fast
I am Joseph by Barbara Cohen( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the Biblical story of Joseph, from his viewpoint, relating how he was sold into slavery and became the Egyptian Pharaoh's adviser
The Christmas revolution by Barbara Cohen( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourth-grader Emily is forced to think about her Jewish heritage when the new boy, an Orthodox Jew, refuses to participate in the school Christmas celebrations
Unicorns in the rain by Barbara Cohen( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invitation from a stranger on a train takes Nikki to unicorns and the boarding of an ark
The donkey's story : a Bible story by Barbara Cohen( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somewhat humorous retelling, featuring Balaam's donkey, of the Bible story in which Balak, king of Moab, calls upon Balaam, the prophet, to curse the Israelites, but he blesses them instead
Here come the Purim players! by Barbara Cohen( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews living in the Prague ghetto gather to watch a troupe of local players reenact the story of Queen Esther
The innkeeper's daughter by Barbara Cohen( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping her widowed mother run a small inn provides 16-year-old Rachel with many opportunities to adjust to growing up
David by Barbara Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the story of David, going beyond what is in the Bible to include today's knowledge of archaeology, history, politics, psychology, etc., to present the ruler of Israel as he must have been in 1000 B.C
Gooseberries to oranges by Barbara Cohen( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl reminisces about the journey from her cholera-ravaged village in Eastern Europe to the United States where she is reunited with her father
The long way home by Barbara Cohen( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally's relationship with an elderly bus driver who recites Shakespeare stories helps her to cope with the problems of her mother's cancer and being separated from her twin sister at summer camp
The binding of Isaac by Barbara Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aged Isaac recounts to his grandchildren the story of how God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
People like us by Barbara Cohen( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Dinah's insistence on dating a handsome football star causes bitter dissension in her family because the boy is not a Jew like them
 
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Molly's pilgrim
Alternative Names
Barbara Cohen Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Cohen, Barbara Kauder 1932-1992

Барбара Коэн

باربارا کوهن نویسنده آمریکایی ادبیات کودک و نوجوان

Languages
English (143)

Spanish (3)

Covers
Thank you, Jackie RobinsonCanterbury talesMake a wish, MollySeven daughters & seven sonsThe Christmas revolutionHere come the Purim players!David